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Here are some links to history museums in the region. For more information and for other museums that do not have websites, consult a print copy of Western New York Explorer's Guide or check out some of the links to area convention and visitors bureaus on the WNY Resources page. Please contact me if you know of any other museums that should be added to the list or if you find a link that is no longer valid.


Greater Niagara Region, including Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, and Orleans Counties and Southern OntarioBuffalo and Erie County Historical Society (Buffalo)
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site (Buffalo)
Darwin Martin House-designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (Buffalo)
Buffalo Naval and Serviceman's Park (Buffalo)
Buffalo Transportation-Pierce Arrow Museum (Buffalo)
Iron Island Museum (Buffalo)
Karpeles Manuscript Museum (Buffalo)
Herschell Carousel Museum (N. Tonawanda)
North Tonawanda History Museum (N. Tonawanda)
Amherst Museum (Amherst)
Museum of Disability History (Amherst)
Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum (East Aurora)
Graycliff-designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (Derby)
Original American Kazoo Company and Museum (Eden)
Old Fort Niagara (Youngstown)
Erie Canal Discovery Center (Lockport)
Niagara County Historical Society
Lundy's Lane Museum (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
Niagara Historical Society and Museum (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario)
Holland Land Office Museum (Batavia)
Jello Museum (LeRoy)

The Southern Tier, including Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties
Cattaraugus County Museum (Machias)
American Museum of Cutlery (Cattaraugus)
Fenton History Center (Jamestown)
Lucy Desi Museum (Jamestown)
Robert H. Jackson Center (Jamestown)
Seneca-Iroquois National Museum (Salamanca)

Finger Lakes Region, including Monroe, Livingston, Steuben, Ontario and Yates Counties
Susan B. Anthony House (Rochester)
George Eastman House and International Museum of Photography (Rochester)
Rochester Historical Society
Genesee Country Village (Mumford)
Livingston County Historical Society (Geneseo)
Corning Museum of Glass (Corning)
Benjamin Patterson Museum (Corning)
Foster Cottage Museum (Clifton Springs)
Hill Cumorah Visitor Center and Historic Site (Manchester)
Valentown Museum (Victor)
Ganondagan State Historic Site (Victor)
Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum (Canandaigua)
Ontario County Historical Society (Canandaigua)
Prouty-Chew Museum (Geneva)
Rose Hill Mansion (Geneva)
Oliver House Museum (Penn Yan)